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About Pentewan

Pentewan nestling at the foot of a steep sloping hill was once an active place of the china clay industry. During the 19th and 20th-century it was a small port from which china clay was shipped to distant shores. Its dock closed down shortly after the First World War and its harbour is now home to several species of waterfowl including ducks, swans and moorhens who patrol the harbour with gay abandon.

Set amidst enchanting countryside, Pentewan has caravan and camping sites making it a popular resort for families. It has a fine sandy beach which is ideal for beach-games, swimming, fishing and other watersports. For those who do not want to spend all there time relaxing on a beach there is the enchanting Lost Gardens of Heligan and short drive away is the much acclaimed Eden Project. The fascinating town of St. Austell lies to the north of Pentewan and to the south is quaint Mevagissey with a nearby museum where you can learn of the myths, legends and stirring history of the Cornish coast.

Pentewan has a delightful mix match of properties dotted around the harbour and in the lanes and villages beyond the beach-side caravan site. The land above the coast is mainly agricultural, fresh green fields are grazed by sheep, cattle and horses are interspersed in paddocks surrounding stately old farmhouses. Hedgerows are full of wild grasses and fragile wild flowers. From the hills and cliffs above Pentewan there are magnificent views across the rolling ocean entering St.Austell Bay towards Fowey.

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The opening to the inner harbour.

Mevagissey (250 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(1.6 miles, 2.7 km, direction S of Pentewan)

One of a ribbon of picturesque fishing villages dotting the fabled Cornish coastline. Mevagissey has ancient buildings flanking steep and extremely narrow streets which during.....

Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall 2004

Charlestown (121 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction NE of Pentewan)

This lovely little port hugs the rugged south Cornish coast overlooking picturesque St. Austell Bay...


Portloe (5 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction SW of Pentewan)

"One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages" - Sir John Betjeman (famous poet 1906-1984)..

View at Fowey from seaside. Fowey, Cornwall

Fowey (101 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(7.2 miles, 11.7 km, direction NE of Pentewan)

The picturesque harbour town of Fowey has a history as colourful as some of the pretty boats sailing in and out of its waters...

The widest road in Polperro.

Polperro (213 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction E of Pentewan)

Jagged rocks rise as if to guard the entrance to the picturesque harbour of this enchanting fishing village which has for decades been a magnet for tourists and a mecca for artists from all over England...

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Mud Maid in the Lost Garden of Heligan, Cornwall

Lost Gardens of Heligan (148 Pictures)

(1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction W)


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World of Model Railways

(1.6 miles, 2.5 km, direction S)


Japanese Garden at Pine Lodge Gardens, St Austell, Cornwall

Pine Lodge Gardens (2 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.0 km, direction NE)


Eden -  Tropical Biome

The Eden Project (182 Pictures)

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction NE)

This is a joyous celebration of precious plant life established as a millennium project to mark the birth of the 21st century. .....

A picture of Trewithen Gardens, near Truro, Cornwall

Trewithen Gardens (24 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.4 km, direction W)

Trewithen is a glorious 18th-century house built by Thomas Edwards and decorated in Rococo style. It forms a backdrop for.....

St. Catherine's Castle, Fowey, Cornwall

St. Catherine's Castle (18 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction E)


Restormel Castle.

Restormel Castle (45 Pictures)

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction NE)

Built around 1300, once home to Edward, the Black Prince, the great circular shell-keep survives in good condition and is the.....

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